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This election has been...stressful, and everyone is feeling it. So Professor Christov is hosting a discussion on it *tom...
11/05/2020

This election has been...stressful, and everyone is feeling it. So Professor Christov is hosting a discussion on it *tomorrow at 5PM ET*! It will be a chance for anyone who wants to come to get grounded, share what's on your minds, and take advantage of Prof. Christov's expertise (as well as that of your fellow students!). Join here: http://gwu.webex.com/meet/christov

10/29/2020

UHPers! Don't forget about our virtual Food for Thought *this Friday*-- Professor Carolyn Arena will be discussing the history of plagues in the American Indigenous context. Her talk is titled "From Smallpox to Covid-19: Histories of Native Americans and Epidemics."

Come join us at 12PM ET this Friday, UHPers! Feel free to sign up below to let us know you're coming, but drop-ins are also welcome!
https://blogs.gwu.edu/honorsprogram/2020/10/06/food-for-thought-with-professor-carolyn-arena/

UHPers! On October 1 (tomorrow!) at 6PM ET, the Women Leadership Program is hosting two of the most talented cartoonists...
09/30/2020

UHPers! On October 1 (tomorrow!) at 6PM ET, the Women Leadership Program is hosting two of the most talented cartoonists working today-- and you're all invited! If you attend, you'll hear from Liz Montague, the first Black woman to have a cartoon featured in the New Yorker, and Ann Telnaes, a Pulitzer Prize winner political cartoonist working for the Washington Post. Don't miss out on this opportunity, UHPers!

You can find the meeting link, as well as more info about the speakers, here: https://blogs.gwu.edu/honorsprogram/2020/09/29/uhp-wlp-cartoonists-liz-montague-and-ann-telnaes/

09/30/2020

APPLICATION DUE TODAY:

UHPers-- are you passionate about discussing politics and want to learn more about issues like US democracy, individualism, and equality?

Join a selective group of 15 GW students in a day-long online discussion colloquium over Zoom on Saturday October 17. The colloquium is organized by the Institute for Humane Studies and facilitated by Professor Theodore Christov.

You will read Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America in a Socratic-style seminar. As compensation for your participation, you will receive a $100 stipend. You must apply to join. To do so, submit a single-paragraph letter of interest to Prof. Theo Christov at [email protected] TODAY.

We've got another recording for you, folks! If you find yourself wondering what some good strategies might be for approa...
09/04/2020
How to Be an Online Student Workshop – University Honors Program Blog

We've got another recording for you, folks! If you find yourself wondering what some good strategies might be for approaching online learning this semester, Professor Kung has got your back!

This past Thursday, she hosted a workshop on How to Be an Online Student, and we've got the recording below. It's just a half hour (but packed full with info), so check it out!

https://blogs.gwu.edu/honorsprogram/2020/08/25/how-to-be-an-online-student-workshop/

How to Be an Online Student Workshop August 25, 2020September 4, 2020Community Life, Digital Townhouse Events, Events, Featured The recording of this event is located above, and you can find more tips here. Transitioning to online learning is really, really tough. It’s a whole new way of learning,...

Hello UHPers! Life is rough these days, we know this. Even for folks who don't typically struggle with mental health, th...
09/01/2020
Wellness Workshop with Dr. Jameta Barlow, Tamara Washington, and Saray Smalls – University Honors Program Blog

Hello UHPers!

Life is rough these days, we know this. Even for folks who don't typically struggle with mental health, the toll of quarantine can be pretty substantial. No matter where you find yourself vis-a-vis mental distress, we've got some experts with a whole lot of insight on how you can cope!

Join us, Dr. Jameta Barlow, Saray Smalls, and Tamara Washington tomorrow, Sept 2 at 7PM ET to talk and learn about all sorts of helpful strategies.

https://blogs.gwu.edu/honorsprogram/2020/08/25/wellness-workshop-with-dr-jameta-barlow-and-saray-smalls/

Wellness Workshop with Dr. Jameta Barlow, Tamara Washington, and Saray Smalls August 25, 2020August 26, 2020Digital Townhouse Events, Events, Featured Wellness and self-care are really important things for all of us, especially right now. Stress and crisis impact our bodies and our brains, so the q...

06/09/2020

The past couple weeks have been extremely difficult, to say the least, for our Black friends, colleagues, and classmates. And there is much work to do within the UHP itself on issues of race, diversity, and inclusion. You can read our statement on the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, David McAtee, Tony McDade (and many others), as well as racism in the UHP here:

https://blogs.gwu.edu/honorsprogram/2020/06/09/statement-on-the-murder-of-black-people-and-racism-in-the-uhp/

Still looking for a Self and Society, UHPers? Or do you want to study the ethics of public health more in-depth given th...
05/29/2020

Still looking for a Self and Society, UHPers? Or do you want to study the ethics of public health more in-depth given the Current Situation? Either way, you should register today for our new Self and Society: Ethics in Public Health taught by Professor Jeffrey Spike! It'll be on Mondays from 5-7:30 PM.

You can find the full course description and CRN here: honorsprogram.gwu.edu/self-and-society#EPH

Hi UHP friends something fun to try during your time at home!! Eydie
04/02/2020

Hi UHP friends something fun to try during your time at home!! Eydie

TODAY'S RIDDLE OF THE DAY:The more you take of me, the more you leave behind. What am I?As with all riddles of the day, ...
03/25/2020
Townhouse Tokens – University Honors Program Blog

TODAY'S RIDDLE OF THE DAY:

The more you take of me, the more you leave behind. What am I?

As with all riddles of the day, the first correct answer will be rewarded, along with the most creative wrong answer. Rewarded with what? A Townhouse Token! If you haven't heard about these yet, you can learn more here: https://blogs.gwu.edu/honorsprogram/2020/03/24/townhouse-tokens/

Townhouse Tokens March 24, 2020Uncategorized Welcome to the Townhouse Tokens page! Townhouse Tokens are a part of the Digital Townhouse Project during this virtual learning time– a small piece of motivation for you to stay participating in community in these bleak times. You can earn tokens throug...

UHPers! With all the wildness and chaos right now, we're trying to keep digital community going through the Digital Town...
03/25/2020
Digital Townhouse Project – University Honors Program Blog

UHPers! With all the wildness and chaos right now, we're trying to keep digital community going through the Digital Townhouse Project! You can read more about it here: https://blogs.gwu.edu/honorsprogram/digital-townhouse-project/

During this time, you'll probably see a lot more activity on this page! Don't be alarmed. Specifically, I'll be posting about our ~riddles of the day~, and we're hoping to make this page into a forum for all kinds of discussion-- just like the townhouse!

And for all you alums that still like this page...you're welcome to participate too! No reason why you should be left out of the fun!

Happy Monday folks!! We've got breakfast in the townhouse
03/02/2020

Happy Monday folks!! We've got breakfast in the townhouse

02/28/2020

To bring some joy (and snacks!) into this potentially gloomy midterm season... we are opening the clubroom for study hours March 2nd through March 13th!

Mon: 6-9 pm
Tues - Fri: 5-8 pm

Dearest UHPers,I wish to inform you that tomorrow, from 12-1PM, the Club Room will be filled with the tantalizing aromas...
02/20/2020
Food for Thought w/ Prof. Engstrom! – University Honors Program Blog

Dearest UHPers,

I wish to inform you that tomorrow, from 12-1PM, the Club Room will be filled with the tantalizing aromas of free Panera...if you sign up for and attend the Food for Thought talk!! Professor Engstrom is going to be talking about using science's Eyes In The Sky (or satellites, as most people call them) to measure population characteristics. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend: https://blogs.gwu.edu/honorsprogram/2020/02/11/food-for-thought-w-prof-engstrom/

Hopefully I'll see you all there!!

Food for Thought w/ Prof. Engstrom! February 11, 2020February 11, 2020Community Life, Events, Featured, free food That’s right folks– our first Food for Thought of the semester is right around the corner! Join us on February 21st from 12-1 PM for free lunch and an interesting talk about Geograph...

The UHP's new book club will have its first meeting next Tuesday, January 21, at 6:15 in the Townhouse. We will be readi...
01/13/2020
First Meeting of The Review | University Honors Program Blog

The UHP's new book club will have its first meeting next Tuesday, January 21, at 6:15 in the Townhouse. We will be reading Kristin Hannah's The Great Alone. Learn more about the event and sign up for the newsletter here: http://honorsprogram.gwublogs.com/2020/01/13/first-meeting-of-the-review/

The Review will be hosting its first monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 21 at 6:15 in the Townhouse. We will be discussing Kristin Hannah’s The Great Alone, an emotional rollercoaster of a novel about Alaska, PTSD, love, and a dash of Ted Bundy. Even if you have not read this book yet, feel free ...

Welcome back UHPers! The 2020 Strasser Writing Prize application deadline is coming up. The Strasser Writing Prize is fo...
01/13/2020
2020 Strasser Writing Prize | University Honors Program Blog

Welcome back UHPers! The 2020 Strasser Writing Prize application deadline is coming up. The Strasser Writing Prize is for papers written in any UHP course over the past year. The application closes February 7, 2020 at 5 PM.

Learn more about the application process and submit your paper here: http://honorsprogram.gwublogs.com/2019/12/03/2020-strasser-writing-prize/

The Strasser prize awards a grand prize of $100 and two runner-ups of $50 to the best papers written in any Honors course over the past year. You can only enter one paper, so make sure it’s your best!

If you're stressed about your last exam or two (or are still in town for one last hurrah!), don't skip breakfast! We hav...
12/18/2019

If you're stressed about your last exam or two (or are still in town for one last hurrah!), don't skip breakfast! We have bagels and donuts in the townhouse, as well as other snack-like sustenance!

HAPPENING NOW: The townhouse decorating holiday party! Come by for pizza, nuggets, cupcakes, gingerbread houses, a digit...
12/13/2019

HAPPENING NOW: The townhouse decorating holiday party! Come by for pizza, nuggets, cupcakes, gingerbread houses, a digital fireplace, and more!!

Congratulations to the winners of the Wind Turbine Contest in Professor Kung's Energy Class!1st photo: Jack, Jo, and Hes...
12/11/2019

Congratulations to the winners of the Wind Turbine Contest in Professor Kung's Energy Class!

1st photo: Jack, Jo, and Heshani (9am section winners)
2nd photo: Moriya and Patrick (11am section)
3rd photo: Sara, Annie and Rush (most creative!)

Excited for the Student-Faculty Dinner tonight? The food is all-you-can-eat, and the tickets at the door are limited, so...
12/11/2019

Excited for the Student-Faculty Dinner tonight? The food is all-you-can-eat, and the tickets at the door are limited, so come by the townhouse before 4:30 today to get your ticket! $7, cash only. Come through!

(Also, excuse our extensive baby yoda usage of late. He's just...so good.)

Picture credit: Ryan Carroll

Attention, GW students who wear clothing! Have you ever wondered about the environmental impacts of your fashion choices...
11/20/2019
Panel Discussion: Is Sustainable Fashion Possible? | The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum | The George Washington University

Attention, GW students who wear clothing! Have you ever wondered about the environmental impacts of your fashion choices? Here’s your chance to learn more!

This Friday, we are co-hosting a panel discussion on whether sustainable fashion is even possible. The discussion will be moderated by Bibiana Obler (currently teaching HONR 2054, Fast Fashion / Slow Art with the UHP) in the Hammer Auditorium at the Corcoran Building (500 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20006).

FREE LUNCH will be provided! RSVP below.

11/20/2019

NEWSFLASH CORRECTION: Yesterday, we said in the NewsFlash that the Student-Faculty Dinner would be on December 4th, 5-7 PM. This was *incorrect* - the dinner will actually be on December 11, 5-7 PM. So sorry for the confusion!

Calories don't count on registration day - come to the townhouse for pizza, advising, or wholesome conversation!
11/15/2019

Calories don't count on registration day - come to the townhouse for pizza, advising, or wholesome conversation!

11/14/2019

Leslie Knope said it best. We have food from our morning Advising & Bagels in the townhouse! Stop by for your hunger needs

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Mercury is transiting the Sun today! This means that Mercury is directly between the Earth and the Sun - this alignment happens only 13 or 14 times a century. But don't try to look at the Sun! Alas, Mercury is so small and far away that this event isn't visible with even with properly Sun-filtered human eyes. You can watch the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fzcmd_KQpEw. There won't be another transit of Mercury until November 2032!
Looking for an internship in marketing/communications this summer? I'm a GW Honors alumna looking for a Content Marketing summer intern in the DC area at Iridium Communications! Our intern will collaborate with me (and the rest of our awesome marketing team) on written, graphic, and video content, as well as help develop, maintain, and expand global brand awareness and ongoing marketing efforts.
New York Times is killing it with the college advice this week!
Check out the amazing work of English and Honors students this semester!
If anyone is around campus today and would like to take a look at the partial eclipse, I'll be in the Kogan Plaza/Monroe Court area with a telescope and some eclipse glasses from about 1:30 until 3:30 (or until it rains!). Sun will be about 85% blocked around 2:40pm!